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    Avid Mechs with XT levers?

    Title says it all. Will the avid mech disc brakes work with XT brake levers?

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    Yes.

    My GF's bike has LX levers and Avid Mechs. They work fine.

    Avid Speed Dial levers give you a little bit more adjustment, but it's not worth the cost to swap, IMHO.
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    Yup

    Did a conversion to avid mech's last year, work great, my XT levers are a bit old too, '98 vintage.

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    Even the new dual control....

    I like the leverage of the shitmano's better than Avids.

    The pivot point on a Shitmano lever is farther than on an Avid so you get more cable pull and leverage than with Avids.

    Avids are more adjustable but as someone said... it's not worthy.
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    Workin' for me

    I'm using the XT shifter/brake lever combo with my Avid mechs on my 2001 Jamis Eureka...so far so good.

    Quote Originally Posted by big_slacker
    Title says it all. Will the avid mech disc brakes work with XT brake levers?
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    Yep, shimano levers on avid mechs work great. I prefer the leverage and feel of the shimano levers. I have used this combo for the last year and a half.

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